We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Plymouth, MA.

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Dr. Nicoletta A Fynn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fynn-Thompson graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fynn-Thompson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Henderson has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Oats is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sandwich, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Plymouth, MA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Oats is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oats's office for an appointment. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Oats's medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of *additional Board Certification In Emergency Medicine*.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard W Strecker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
225 Water Street; Suite 132
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Richard Strecker's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Strecker's areas of expertise include juvederm, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and South Shore Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strecker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Fellow, American Board Of Ophthalmology. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu sees patients in Boston, MA and Plymouth, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hu studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.
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